WOMEN DO CRY / fiction film                         

WOMEN DO CRY

by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova


                          2021 / drama / Bulgaria, France / Color / 107 min

                                            Festival de Cannes 2021

                                  Official selection / Un certain Regard  



An injured stork, a woman in the midst of postnatal depression, a young girl confronted with the stigma of HIV, a mother who seeks a little magic in the lunar calendar ... Sisters, mothers and daughters confront their fragilities and the absurdity of life as violent protests and debates about gender tear their country, Bulgaria, apart.


Cast: Maria Bakalova, Ralitsa Stoyanova, Katia Kazakova, Bilyana Kazakova, Vesela Kazakova, Iossif Surchadjiev,Rositca Gevrenova, Diana Spasova, Dobriela Popova, Yavor Kostov, Martin Noev, Kiril Miloushev, Dragomir Kostadinov, Siana Georgieva, Bilyana Seferova, Jerome Godfrey


Editing: Donka Ivanova, Yann Dedet;

DoP: Dimitar Kostov;

Casting: Vania Bajdarova;

Music: Andy Cowton;

Sound recording: Florent Blanchard,

Sound editing: Jean-Pierre Halbwachs;

Sound mixing: Stéphane de Rocquigny;

VFX: Mohammed Zemmar;

Visual materials: Maria Ilchovska;

Colour grading: Lionel Kopp

Scriptwriters: Bilyana Kazakova, Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova

Directors: Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova

Co-producer: Оlivier Père (ARTE)

Producers: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova (Activist38) and Christophe Bruncher

(Ici et Là Productions)

World sales: MK2


Supported by: Bulgarian National Film Centre, ARTE France Cinema, EURIMAGES, Region Ile de France in partnership with CNC

© 2021 – ACTIVIST38 / ICI ET LA PRODUCTIONS / ARTE FRANCE CINEMA







n e x t  w o r k

FILM COMPANY

activist 38

PRESSKIT

NOMINATIONS and AWARDS:


Cannes’21 Un Certain Regard Nomination

Sarajevo FF’21 Heart of Sarajevo Nomination

Danube FF’21 Best Director Award

Cork IFF’21 Youth Jury Award

ZINEGOAK‘22, Spain Best main performance

award for Maria Bakalova

Audentia’22 Eurimages Award

UBFM‘22, Best main performance award for Maria

Bakalova and Ralitsa Stoyanova

UBFM'22 Best Photography Nomination

UBFM'22 Best Music Nomination

UBFM'22 Best Autstading Actor

for Iosiff Surchadjiev

Golden Linden'22 Best main performance

for Ralitsa Stoyanova

FESTIVALS:


Cannes‘21 Un Certain Regard

Karlovy Vary’21 Horizons

Sarajevo FF‘21 Competition

Warsaw FF‘21 Closing Film

Cork IFF‘21 Spirit of the Festival

Sao Paulo IFF’21 International Perspective

Mannheim IFF’21 Competition

AFI European Union Film Showcase‘21

Trieste FF‘21 International Feature Film Competition

Genève Black Movie FF’21 Compétition

Vilnius IFF’21 Panorama

D’Angers’22 Competition

SXSW’22 Global